You have no Choice but to go on: How Physicians and Midwives in Ghana Cope with High Rates of Perinatal Death

  title={You have no Choice but to go on: How Physicians and Midwives in Ghana Cope with High Rates of Perinatal Death},
  author={Alissa D. Petrites and Patricia F. Mullan and Kathryn Spangenberg and Katherine J. Gold},
  journal={Maternal and Child Health Journal},
Objectives Healthcare providers in low-resource settings confront high rates of perinatal mortality. How providers cope with such challenges can affect their well-being and patient care; we therefore sought to understand how physicians and midwives make sense of and cope with these deaths. Methods We conducted semi-structured interviews with midwives, obstetrician-gynecologists, pediatricians and trainee physicians at a large teaching hospital in Kumasi, Ghana. Interviews focused on… CONTINUE READING


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